We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cannaregio

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
As featured in A Week in Venice and 6 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 393334220631
Website
Description:

Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six...

Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$49.06*
and up
Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto
More Info
$96.99*
and up
Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food Tour with Dinner in Venice
More Info
$78.73*
and up
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,586 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 745
    Excellent
  • 356
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great neighborhood away from the bustle of San Marco

We spent one day just walking around the island. We went through this neighborhood on our way to the train station. It feels so much more like a real neighborhood than the San... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
NDcouple81
,
Fargo, North Dakota
Add Photo Write a Review

2,586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,140: English reviews
Fargo, North Dakota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent one day just walking around the island. We went through this neighborhood on our way to the train station. It feels so much more like a real neighborhood than the San Marco area. There are some nice, reasonably priced restaurants and you can watch families walk by, see middle school aged kids walking home from football (soccer) practice... More 

Helpful?
Thank NDcouple81
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Jewish Ghetto in the island of Cannaregio. Very rich in culture. Beautiful people, food, and wine. I did a food tour in the ghetto. As you walk to restaurants, you get to learn the history. Definitely recommend seeing Cannaregio.

Helpful?
Thank Mspbody7133
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in Cannareggio and it was lovely. Not too many tourists but buzzy at the same time. Loads of restaurants and cafes, shops and supermarkets. Restaurants to watch the world go by but also quiet ones on the backwaters. I think this is the best area to stay as has an excellent atmosphere and is near to everything, the station,... More 

Helpful?
Thank jools422
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 days in Venice in the Cannaregio district which was perfect. Close enough to the station and grand canal to access all the tourist spots but far enough away from the noise to relax in the evening. Will definitely stay in this area again.

Helpful?
Thank michael h
Rolling Hills Estates, California
Level Contributor
264 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around to get away from the crowds by St Marks Square. Lots of restaurants and shops to explore.

Helpful?
Thank ncjc2013
Boyce, Virginia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The true experience of Venice is the less traveled neighborhoods. Just like other cities far from the madding crowds holds good memories.

Helpful?
Thank tom l
Rutland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cannaregio section of Venice is more residential and gives the visitor a better taste of the Venetian life style. When you walk around, not only will you see souvenir shops and many local trattorias, but many hardware, plumbing, kitchen supply shops etc. We finally were able to find fans to purchase for our apartment which was very warm in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Fran4715
Kingsland, Georgia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A true view of Venice. Lots of awesome shops and places to eat. Get lost and explore areas off the beaten path.

Helpful?
Thank Paul W
Redmond, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this area and after hitting the highlights and museums we were so very content to stay here. The food is great the area feels real and you are in a much different part of Venice. If nothing more than an afternoon or evening visit be sure to see. Great food choices and many places for small bites.

Helpful?
Thank kathleenvoyageur
Wicklow, Ireland
Level Contributor
92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Cannaregio area of Venice for four days at the beginning of September and found it a lovely area. In the evening after 6pm when the day trippers had left , the streets became quiet and peaceful and the change from Venice's normal daytime hussel and bussel was a joy to behold. We spent the evenings strolling... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lobo177

Travelers who viewed Cannaregio also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Cannaregio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cannaregio and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Cannaregio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.